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F-35 Lightning II aircraft demonstrates air-to-air combat capability

Posted June 6, 2014 by

Lockheed Martin photograph by Paul Weatherman An F-35 from Edwards flies off the coast of California, Feb. 6, 2013. In the Point Mugu Sea Test Range airspace off the Central California coast, an F-35B demonstrated the jet’s air-to-air combat capability when it sequentially engaged two aerial targets with two AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles…

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State of 412th TW addressed at commanders call

Posted June 6, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, held three Commanders Calls May 29. The briefings addressed current issues Edwards AFB is enduring, including cutbacks to aircraft and positions. Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, held three Commanders Calls May 29 in the Base Theater to…

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Permissive TDY allowed for voluntary force management separation

Posted June 6, 2014 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Airmen who separate under voluntary and involuntary force management programs may be eligible for permissive TDY. Airmen should check their separation orders to ensure the statement is included in the remarks block. The statement should read “Member separating voluntarily under force management program and may be eligible for (permissive)…

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AF Legal Assitance website places help at your fingertips

Posted May 30, 2014 by Charles Hasberry Jr.

Do you have questions about automobile purchases? Need a will or a power of attorney? The Air Force legal community continually strives to find better ways to serve military members, retirees and their dependents. A few years ago a legal assistance website was launched to help us serve you better. You can find it at…

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Pulse on AF force management

Posted May 30, 2014 by

WASHINGTON – This week’s force management update focuses on the chief master sergeant retention board, voluntary separation pay, officer reduction in force boards, quality force review board, civilian force management and total force opportunities in a continued effort to bring Airmen the latest, most accurate information concerning the complex and dynamic force management programs.  …

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CSAF provides ëinitial feedbackí to all commanders

Posted May 30, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Torri Ingalsbe

WASHINGTON – All supervisors are required to provide subordinates with an initial feedback, outlining expectations, standards and goals they can both work together to achieve. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III led the way by introducing the new Air Force Instruction 1-2 “Commander’s Responsibilities” May 8 for commanders Air Force-wide. AFI…

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SecAF, VCSAF outline top priority in memo to Airmen

Posted May 23, 2014 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs.

WASHINGTON – In a memo sent to Airmen across the service today, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry Spencer challenged Airmen to take responsibility for creating cost saving initiatives within their areas of expertise. The memo reemphasizes one of James’ top priorities since taking office in December, and…

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Take ‘FIVE’ to get free money for your TSP account

Posted May 23, 2014 by Janis El Shabazz

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas-The Thrift Savings Plan has launched the “Take FIVE for Your Future” educational campaign encouraging civilian employees to take advantage of free government TSP matching contributions by putting at least 5 percent from each paycheck into their account. “Employees who fail to do this are losing out on thousands of dollars…

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Project84 update: Time to save money, now, more than ever

Posted May 23, 2014 by Kenji Thuloweit

Courtesy Photo A Project84 icon was approved at the Air Force-level and is now a part of the standard desktop taskbar on all computers connected to the Edwards Air Force Base network. In a memo sent to Airmen across the service last week, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Vice Chief of Staff Gen….

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AF senior leader: more Air Force needed

Posted May 23, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Torri Ingalsbe

Courtesy photograph Eric Fanning was sworn in April 29, 2013, as the next undersecretary of the Air Force during a Pentagon ceremony. WASHINGTON – The one thing everyone wants, and needs, is more Air Force, Undersecretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning told Airmen during a town-hall meeting and members of the Fifth Annual National…

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